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The Regulation on prohibition of violence against journalists with applicable protocols can be part of solutions to end up the culture of impunity

04 Nov 2018 Nai Supporting Open Media Nai Supporting Open Media

     On the threshold of International day of “Ending the culture of impunity from prosecution of crimes against journalists”  Nai emphasized on the regulation to be approved and signed by the president in coordination with media entities and government. Based on the recorded statistics at Nai’s Media Watch 18 journalists and media workers have […]

Journalistic community has witnessed another loss

22 Oct 2018 Nai Supporting Open Media Nai Supporting Open Media

  Muhammad Salim Angar, cameraperson of RTA television in Qandahar was assassinated in an incident which occurred at Headquarter office in the province on Thursday 18th October 2018. Noorullah Noori, chief of RTA TV in Qandahar while verifying the news said that Mr. Salim went to governor office for covering election related security meeting. It […]

A range of violations from lack of access to information to humiliation of journalists

22 Oct 2018 Nai Supporting Open Media Nai Supporting Open Media

Nai’s findings from monitoring of media and journalists’ performances during election days indicate that reporters suffered serious problems in accessing to information during election coverage. A number of journalists in Balkh complained regarding lack of cooperation of Election Commission’s officials with them. Mirwais Bizhan, reporter of VOA says: “Saturday I and a number of journalists […]

A local cameraperson is martyred as result of a blast

15 Oct 2018 Nai Supporting Open Media Nai Supporting Open Media

  Muhammad Asif Hakimi one of the local camerapersons in Rustaq district of Takhar province was martyred as a result of the bomb blast during an election campaign on 13th October 2018. He was busy in filming and photography in the last 15 years and was present in every political and cultural programs, his martyrdom […]

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The Regulation of Media Offenses Review Committee of Independent Election Commission should be revised as soon as possible.

19 Sep 2018 Nai Supporting Open Media Nai Supporting Open Media

The Independent Election Commission has approved the regulation in 11 articles and publicized it. First of all Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan appreciates the approval of this regulation. Nai’s technical review determines that the points which are considered as elements are media principles: like principle of accuracy, speed, balance, impartiality, and respect to human […]

Nai asks international human rights organizations in specific the United Nations Human Rights Council to prevent and intercept competing for the publication and dissemination of disrespectful images of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).

30 Aug 2018 Nai Supporting Open Media Nai Supporting Open Media

Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan believes that conduction or arrangement of such competition for publication and dissemination of disrespectful images of Holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is an explicit violation of freedom of thoughts in expression and freedom of religion. Freedom of expression is an accepted humans’ principle but the principle has been raised as […]

Nai is concerned on media situation in Ghazni

16 Aug 2018 Nai Supporting Open Media Nai Supporting Open Media

A month back there were 8 active radios, 2 active TV stations and two active papers but now it is zero. Taliban either damaged media or caused media to be shut down. According to reports, the first action Taliban performed after attack on Ghazni on beginning hours on 10th August was destroying communication and media […]

Government should implement law rather than violating it

24 Jul 2018 Nai Supporting Open Media Nai Supporting Open Media

  Afghanistan’s constitution is a red line that every entity should heed it. Freedom of expression and freedom of information are the fundamental rights of Afghan citizens and no any entity including government can violate it. On 16th, July 2018 the Ministry of Education stated: “As everyone knows the relevant affairs of ministries and governmental […]

Violent encounter against journalists is increasing

15 Jul 2018 Nai Supporting Open Media Nai Supporting Open Media

  Since March 21st, 2018 58 violence cases against journalists are recorded at Nai’s Media Watch that include 13 cases of assassination. This number determines that journalists’ assassination have been increased by 33% in comparison with the same duration last year. Furthermore 9% humiliations of journalists, 36% beating up and threats against journalists have been […]